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Coordinator of Aquatics and Recreation

Ball State University

Last Updated: 3/27/23

Job Description

Recreation Services

Coordinator of Aquatics and Recreation

Ball State University

Ball State University Recreation Services is looking to add an additional member to its staff, the Coordinator of Aquatics and Recreation. Recreation Services, a department within Business and Auxiliary Services, has a reputation of managing facilities and programs in a safe, customer service oriented, and professional way. Recreation Services is looking for someone with the appropriate qualifications, certifications, and demeanor to manage multiple programs, areas, events, and students, while at the same time contributing to a positive work atmosphere.

This position will provide support in all operational functions of Recreation Services. Areas include but are not limited to the management of student staff and situations in: aquatics, programs, facilities, marketing, membership services, Recreation Services events, and Sport Facilities events. Programs include but are not limited to: coverage of all programs (Learn to Swim, Family Swim, Master’s Swim, Youth and Family Programming and others), intramural sports, and club sport events. Ability to work nights and weekends.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university or an equivalent combination of education, credentials, certification and experience. At least one year of full-time recreation experience (a two-year graduate assistant position is equivalent to one year of experience); at least one year of direct management of student staff, facility risk management experience, management in aquatics or other university related programming. Maintain and possess a valid driver’s license and be insurable under the university’s auto fleet policy. American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification, American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor Certification (LGI). All certifications must be obtained within 90 days of employment but may be dependent upon available certification locations and dates.

Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.

Preferred Qualifications: Master’s degree in recreation administration, sport administration, or related field from an accredited College or University or an equivalent combination of education, credentials, certification and experience. At least two years of professional experience in college or university recreation aquatics, programs, facilities, and events. Certified Pool Operating (CPO) License or equivalent. High School sports officiating certification(s). Active involvement in the National Intramural and Recreation Sports Association (NIRSA) and/or active involvement in the Indiana Recreation Sports Association (IRSA).

Required Certification: American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification, American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor Certification (LGI).

Apply online at: Include the following documents with your application: resume and cover letter addressed to Benjamin Peak. Please make sure to answer all supplemental questions within the application. The option to upload transcripts is available. Original, official transcripts showing the highest related degree earner is required at the time of hire (even if obtained at BSU). Degree verification will be conducted.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted through May 5, 2021.

Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, approximately 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 21,000 undergraduate and graduate students enroll each year in diverse academic programs on and off campus. Our students come from all Indiana counties, all 50 states, and 68 countries to pursue knowledge in seven academic colleges offering 190 undergraduate majors, 130 undergraduate minors, 140 graduate programs and 200 study abroad programs.

The Ball State way is rooted in the Beneficence Pledge – a commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship, honesty and integrity, social responsibility, gratitude and valuing the intrinsic worth of each member of our community. Ball State students, faculty and staff are empowered in a culture that believes in them and demands they believe in themselves. They are partners in an innovative, immersive approach to education. They are supported by living and learning facilities that enable intellectual curiosity. We graduate scholars who are changing the world, and we’ve dedicated our University to do the same.

The university offers an excellent wellness program and extensive benefits offerings to include a generous paid time off package and paid parental leave. For further information regarding benefits please visit:

Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.

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Muncie, Indiana, United States
Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of eight academic colleges that offer 120 undergraduate programs. We offer more than 140 master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees, with many of them ranking among the best in the nation. Ball Sta...